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Internal drive removal and installation - NetVista 6336, 6341, 6347

This section provides information and instructions for installing and removing internal drives.

Internal drives are devices that your computer uses to read and store data. You can add drives to your computer to increase storage capacity and to enable your computer to read other types of media. Some of the different drives that are available for your computer are:

  • Hard disk drives
  • Tape drives
  • CD drives or DVD drives
  • Removable media drives

Internal drives are installed in bays. Within this book, the bays are referred to as bay 1, bay 2, and so on.

When you install an internal drive, it is important to note what type and size of drive that you can install in each bay. Also, it is important to correctly connect the internal drive cables to the installed drive.

Drive specifications
Your computer comes with the following IBM-installed drives:

  • A CD-ROM drive in bay 1 (some models)
  • A 3.5-inch hard disk drive in bay 3
  • A 3.5-inch diskette drive in bay 4

Models that do not have drives installed in bays 1 and 2 have a static shield and bay panel installed.

The following illustration shows the locations of the drive bays.

location of drive bays

The following table describes some of the drives that you can install in each bay and their height requirements.

1Bay 1 - Max Height: 41.3 mm (1.6 in.)CD-ROM drive (standard in some models)
5.25-inch hard disk drive
2Bay 2 - Max Height: 41.3 mm (1.6 in.)5.25-inch hard disk drive
3.5-inch hard disk drive (requires a mounting bracket)
3Bay 3 - Max Height: 25.4 mm (1.0 in.)3.5-inch hard disk drive (preinstalled)

NOTES:

  1. Drives that are greater than 41.3 mm (1.6 inch) high cannot be installed.
  2. Install removable media (tape or CD) drives in the accessible bay: bay 1 or 2.

Installing a drive

  1. Remove the cover. See “Cover removal”.
  2. If your computer has a CD drive or DVD drive, you might need to remove the signal and power cables from the drive.
  3. If the drive you installed is a removable-media drive, remove the bay panel from the front bezel.
  4. Remove the metal shield from the drive bay by inserting a flat–blade screwdriver into one of the slots and gently pry it loose.
    remove metal shield
  5. Pivot the drive bay latch handle toward the front of the computer and pivot the drive bay cage toward the front of the computer until the drive cage latch catches to the chassis.
    pivot the drive cage
  6. Make sure the drive that you are installing is set correctly as either a master or a slave device.
    • If it is the first CD drive or DVD drive, set as a master device.
    • If it is an additional CD drive or DVD drive, set as a slave device.
    • If it is a hard disk drive, set as a slave device.
      Refer to the documentation that comes with your drive for master/slave jumper information.
  7. Install the drive into the bay. Align the screw holes and insert the two screws.
    install drive
  8. Pivot the drive bay cage back into place.
  9. Each integrated drive electronics (IDE) drive requires two cables; a four-wire power cable that connects to the power supply and a signal cable that connects to the system board. You might also have an audio cable to connect.
    attach drive cables

The steps to connect an IDE drive are different depending on the type of drive you are connecting. Locate the procedure below for your drive connection.

To connect the first IDE CD drive or DVD drive

  1. Locate the three-connector signal cable that came with your computer or with
    the new drive.
  2. Locate the secondary IDE connector and CD-ROM audio connector on the system board. See “System board layout”.
  3. Connect one end of the signal cable to the drive and the other to the secondary IDE connector on the system board. To reduce electronic noise, use the connectors at the end of the cable only.
  4. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.
  5. If you have a CD-ROM drive audio cable, connect it to the drive and the system board.

To connect an additional IDE CD drive or DVD drive

  1. Locate the secondary IDE connector on the system board and the three-connector signal cable. See “System board layout”.
  2. Connect the extra connector in the signal cable to the new CD drive or DVD drive.
  3. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.

To connect an additional IDE hard disk drive

  1. You will have to obtain a three-connector, ATA-100 compatible signal cable to connect your new hard disk.
  2. Remove the two-connector cable from the hard disk drive.
  3. Locate the primary IDE connector on the system board. One end of the three-connector cable connects to the hard disk drive and the other connects to the system board. See “System board layout”.
  4. Connect the extra connector in the signal cable to the new hard disk drive.
  5. Your computer has extra power connectors for additional drives. Connect a power connector to the drive.

To complete the installation, go to Cover installation and connecting the cables.

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